We gathered at the Waiau District Park at the corner of Ka`ahumanu St. and Komo Mai Dr. It was just about 8 a.m. when I arrived. Most of the team was already there. Linda was not with me today as she hurt her knee on the Schofield/Waikane TC and was still not back to normal.
In November of last year I did this hike with another group of friends but slightly different. We left cars at Waimano Home, shuttled to Ka`ahumanu and did the almost loop in a counter clock-wise direction. Read about that hike at: http://www.angelfire.com/hi4/pecosriver4/halapepenui2001/halapepenui200101.htm
The road map below shows that hike's road traveling, but also indicates today's gathering place at the park. The blue line on the right goes up Ka`ahumanu to the trail head.